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England's dwarf-throwing exploits reach Hollywood

Published 18/01/2012 | 05:00

ENGLAND'S infamous night at The Altitude Bar in Queenstown is continuing to make the headlines, even being indirectly referenced at The Golden Globes awards at the weekend.

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Dwarf actor Peter Dinklage scooped the best supporting actor award for 'Game Of Thrones' and, during his acceptance speech, mentioned Martin Henderson, a British dwarf who was the victim of a random throwing incident recently.

Henderson, who has been forced to use a zimmer-frame since he was picked up and thrown to the ground when having a smoke outside a pub on his birthday, attributed the 'copycat' attack to the publicity Mike Tindall and his team-mates received after their visit to the dwarf-throwing bar during the World Cup.

"The England players had been in trouble for going to a dwarf-tossing event and this might have given this guy the idea," said Henderson.

"It is a very, very good thing to be mentioned at The Golden Globes awards, I just couldn't believe it."

Irish Independent

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